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Hebrew In Israel | Eliyahu At Mount Carmel – Learn Torah

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Yoel recounts and fleshes out the already powerful and fascinating story of Eliyahu’s encounter with King Achav and the 450 prophets of Ba’al at Mount Carmel, addressing certain difficulties in the text.

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Hebrew In Israel | Oral Torah Part 17 – Learn Torah

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Yoel and Jeff discuss the Gaonite period of writings; the 600-1200ce period where, aside from the mishna and talmud, we have the “explosion of pure Jewish literature that is the continuation of completely Pharisaic thought.”

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Hebrew In Israel | Oral Torah Part 16 – Learn Torah

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In episode 16 of the Oral Torah series, Yoel and Jeff talk about authority.  Where is this described and to whom is it given?

Hebrew In Israel | Tisha B’Av – 9th of Av — Learn Torah

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At this time of the “fast of the fifth”, we are reminded to love truth and peace in Zechariah 8:19.  Listen as Yoel teaches about this verse and the customs of mourning the destruction of the temples at this time.  This podcast is an excerpt from an episode of the “Light Of The Prophets” series with Jono Vandor at Truth2U.org.

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Hebrew In Israel | Oral Torah Part 15 – Learn Torah

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In episode 15 of the Oral Torah series, Yoel and Jeff discuss the period between the Talmud and the Geionite.  In particular, the Karaite answer to the Rabbinic position.

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Hebrew In Israel | Mourning In The Bible – Learn Torah

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From our weekly Hebrew Bible class, Yoel teaches the group about mourning rituals in the Tanakh and in tradition.  Learn what the bible says about tattoos, beards, and tearing clothing, as well as the issues of how long to mourn, cremation, and much, much more.

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Hebrew In Israel | Oral Torah Part 14 – Learn Torah

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Episode 14 of the Oral Torah Series begins with a look at who has the right to talk about or criticize Judaism.  Then Yoel and Jeff discuss the time following the formulation of the Babylonian Talmud, covering several of the main players (savoraim, gaonim) during this timeframe and what they did to enhance the writings.

Thank you for bearing with the technical difficulties of this episode.  Most of Jeff’s interaction has been removed to limit the distractions.

Hebrew In Israel | Oral Torah Part 13 – Learn Torah

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In our 13th episode of the Oral Torah Series, Yoel and Jeff begin the discussion on the time after the writing of the Talmud; a time of great arguments about the writing of the Oral Traditions.  

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Hebrew In Israel | Oral Torah Part 12 – Learn Torah

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In our 12th episode of the Oral Torah Series, Yoel and Jeff discuss the Jerusalem and the Babylonian Talmuds.  What makes them unique and why? 

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Hebrew In Israel | Oral Torah Part 11 – Learn Torah

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In our 11th episode of the Oral Torah Series, Yoel and Jeff discuss a number of questions that have been piling up during our Oral Torah discussions.  We also spend some time discussing the pressures that Yoel, in particular, has been facing concerning our project.  We hope that you benefit from this and all of our discussions.

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